One of the most significant determinations of teacher quality is their stability.
Turnover in early childhood education refers to the rate at which teachers are leaving their programs to take a new position in the field of early childhood education or leave the field entirely to enter a new field or to retire.
Factors that Foster Turnover
Some of the factors that foster the high turnover rate of early childhood education professionals include the following:
- High stress
- Inadequate compensation
- Sense of isolation
Costs of High Turnover Rates
Especially in the field of early childhood education, high turnover rates are quite costly. Some of the costs include the following: